Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the two-year anniversary of the disputed June 9, 2009 elections in Iran, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the addition of three Iranian government entities and one Iranian government official to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Professor of Law at the University of Richmond and founder and president, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, was appointed by President Barack Obama yesterday (June 7), to serve as a commissioner on the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2011 Washington, DC - While welcoming the Uzbek government's release of Yusuf Jumaev on May 18, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called on Uzbekistan's government to free thousands of religious and political prisoners. Jumaev, a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2011 Washington, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the coordinated raids by Iranian authorities this weekend on numerous Baha'i homes and the arrests of more than a dozen Baha'is who have been part of an... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed its concern over the demolition of the 200-year-old Greek Orthodox Chapel of Saint Thekla in the village of Vokolida, in the area of the Republic of Cyprus under the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - In response to deadly religious violence in Egypt over the weekend, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is calling on the Egyptian government to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that the... Read More
April 28, 2011 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2011 Annual Report and recommended that the Secretary of State name the following nations "countries of particular concern” or CPCs: Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran... Read More
Press Release Chairman Leo's opening remarks Transcript of the press conference held on April 28, 2011 Video of the press conference Click on the image below to view the 2011 Annual Report Media Coverage: "US report puts Egypt with worst... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the State Department during this week"s Human Rights dialogue and the upcoming Strategic and Economic dialogue with China to raise religious freedom issues... Read More
For Immediate Release April 20, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - During Christianity's holiest week, China has renewed pressure on Christians who refuse to subject themselves to government control. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the Chinese government to allow all... Read More

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